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How Technology is Driving the Future of EPC Work

With the ever-changing landscape of technology, staying up to date with the latest developments is essential for those in the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) industry. As such, it’s important to be aware of what will drive the future of work in this sector. In this blog post, we’ll explore some of the technologies that are expected to have a major impact on EPC work in years to come.


The world has become increasingly digitalized and this trend is expected to continue. This means that more data will be collected and stored digitally, allowing for easier access and manipulation. As such, those in the EPC sector need to ensure that they are equipped with the necessary tools and platforms to manage this data effectively.

Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) 

Augmented reality (AR) technology has been around for some time but is now being used more extensively in EPCs as an alternative to traditional surveys. AR can be used to create detailed visualizations of properties without having to visit them in person. This makes surveying safer during COVID times and can also save time since surveyors no longer have to travel from property to property if they don’t need to be there physically. Virtual reality (VR) can also be used as a tool for training purposes as well as for creating 3D models that can be used by professionals who don’t have access to physical visits or traditional surveying methods.


Automation is becoming increasingly popular within the EPC sector as it improves accuracy and reduces costs associated with manual labour involved with traditional methods such as surveys or assessments. Automated solutions allow users to automate parts of their process such as data entry or reporting—saving time while improving quality control standards throughout the entire process. Additionally, 3D scanning technology has been integrated into many automated solutions which allow users to quickly scan a building’s interior space without needing a physical visit or surveyor present which further increases safety measures for those working in this sector during Covid times.

With 3D printing technology becoming more accessible, this could also lead to more efficient ways of designing and manufacturing components needed for energy performance certificates such as insulation panels or window treatments etc., resulting in savings on both costs and time spent measuring components needed during assessments/surveys etc.

3D Scanning and Printing 

3D scanning and printing technology have been around for quite some time now but are still relatively new to the EPC sector. 3D scanning allows for greater accuracy when measuring buildings or objects which can then be used for producing detailed models or replicas of these items. 3D printing also offers opportunities for creating bespoke parts or components which could potentially reduce labour costs as well as provide more accurate results than traditional methods.


The landscape of technology is constantly evolving so EPC assessors in the sector need to keep up with these changes if they want to stay ahead of their competition. By understanding how digitization, augmented and virtual reality, automation, 3D scanning and printing, drones and BIM will drive the future of work in this industry they can better position themselves for success in an ever-evolving digital world.